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July 2023

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  • Future Earth Coasts Join Forces in Finding Collaborative Solutions for Coastal Sustainability at SRI Asia Spotlight Event
  • FEC Recruited New Affiliated Project – Impact, Mechanism, Monitoring of Land Subsidence in Coastal Cities
  • The 4th National Conference on Environmental Microplastic Pollution and Control Held in Shanghai on World Ocean Day
  • Bonn Climate Conference Reflections by Future Earth Delegates
  • Anthropocene Coasts, FEC Official Journal, Received the First Journal Impact Factor (JIF) of 2.4
  • ACECoR 10th Anniversary Conference:3rd Biennial Blue Economy Conference to Be Held in Accra, Ghana
  • FEC Dialogue with Academy Members: Dr. Sebastian Ferse
  • FEC Academician's Pick: Prof. Alice Newton
  • Updates from FEC Affiliated Projects: Novara One Planet
  • Updates from FEC Supported Networks: Commission on Coastal Systems (CCS)
  • Funding Opportunities: Marine Debris Foundation Open Call for Grants

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Future Earth Coasts Join Forces in Finding Collaborative Solutions for Coastal Sustainability at SRI Asia Spotlight Event

The SRI2023 Asia Spotlight event was held virtually as part of the Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2023 (SRI2023) from 10-12 July 2023. It provided a platform for sustainability experts to address regional challenges and opportunities. FEC co-executive directors Prof. Anja Scheffers and Dr. Xiaoyu Fang, along with former FEC executive director Dr. Sebastian Ferse, shared their expertise in different sessions, discussing environmental challenges and proposing collaborative approaches for sustainable development.


One session focused on developing a "Meta Network (Network of Networks)" framework for collaboration among programs on oceans, seas, and coasts. SIMSEA proposed this approach to enhance research and training efforts by promoting closer interaction and strategic planning. Dr. Xiaoyu Fang presented ongoing efforts at FEC for coastal sustainability and highlighted the need for collaboration and strategic coordination. FEC agreed to co-lead the development of the Meta-network framework in collaboration with SIMSEA.

In another session titled "ENVISION: Reconciling and envisioning future pathways for adaptive governance in small coral reef-island systems," Prof. Anja Scheffers emphasized the need for adaptive governance in small islands facing increasing threats. She discussed stakeholder engagement and the risks posed to marine and freshwater resources due to pollution and degradation. The session stressed the importance of developing governance strategies that consider local practices and culture to bridge the gap between development and conservation.

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FEC Recruited New Affiliated Project – Impact, Mechanism, Monitoring of Land Subsidence in Coastal Cities

Land subsidence, as a global geohazard, not only reduces the flood control capacity in urban areas, but also brings security risk and damage to buildings, roads, bridges, rail transits, flood control walls, underground lines, etc. The impact of land subsidence is especially obvious in coastal cities and proximity to shorelines, such as Shanghai and Jakarta, etc., for their low elevation. It’s important and urgent to carry out measures for the prevention and control of land subsidence.


In this project, we propose a scientific cooperative program between institutions and researchers to develop better understanding of land subsidence at international level, especially the less developed countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. IM2LSC plans to research the impacts of human activities and sea-level rise, hydro-mechanism and monitoring methods of land subsidence in coastal cities.


The project results will be transferred to sites in other developing countries, and recommendations will be released to play an effective role in the planning, construction, management and security assurance for different coastal cities.

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The 4th National Conference on Environmental Microplastic Pollution and Control Held in Shanghai on World Ocean Day

On World Ocean Day, the 4th National Conference on Environmental Microplastic Pollution and Control took place in Shanghai. This conference was organized by East China Normal University (ECNU), the Working Group for Environmental Microplastics (WGEM), National Soil Science Society of China (SSSC), and was co-organized by FEC IPO-China.

This significant event aimed to address microplastic pollution and management in marine, coastal, and terrestrial environments. The conference witnessed participation from over 500 attendees, including esteemed scientists, professors, engineers, entrepreneurs and policymakers. The conference was initiated by Professor Yongming Luo, the ExCom member of FEC and the director of the WGEM-SSSC, and was co-chaired by Prof. Daoji Li from ECNU.

After the conference, a special issue entitled “Microplastics: from pollution to solution” is calling for papers by the journal Eco-Environment & Health. Dr. Chen Tu from Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, the host of East Asia REP of FEC, will be the co-guest editor of this special issue. Articles that seek to further advance our understanding of the microplastic issue are welcome to be submitted at the following link:

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Bonn Climate Conference Reflections by Future Earth Delegates


The goal of the Bonn Climate Change Conference, held from 5-15 June in Germany, was to prepare decisions for adoption at COP28 in Dubai in December. Building on the mandates that emerged from COP27 in Egypt last year, the conference convened the 58th session of the UNFCCC subsidiary bodies. Points of discussion included the global stocktake, the global goal on adaptation, the just transition to sustainable societies, the mitigation work program, loss and damage, and others.

“The technical phase of the global stocktake concluded at the Bonn Conference and the political phase of the stocktake is starting. It is anticipated that this ongoing discussion will yield even more robust outcomes during COP 28, where key decisions will be made,” said Xiaoyu Fang, Co-Executive Director of Future Earth Coasts, and virtual Future Earth delegate to the Bonn Climate Change Conference. “The conference also shed light on the critical need to enhance the loss and damage mechanism. It became evident that providing financial and technical assistance to countries grappling with the severe impacts of climate change is of utmost importance.”

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Anthropocene Coasts, FEC Official Journal, Received the First Journal Impact Factor (JIF) of 2.4

We are delighted to announce that Anthropocene Coasts (EISSN 2561-4150), the official journal of FEC, received the first Journal Impact Factor (JIF) of 2.4, according to Clarivate's Journal Citation Reports™ dataset updated on Jun 28, 2023. The 2022 Journal Impact Factor Without Self Citations of Anthropocene Coasts is also 2.4.

In early June, the 2022 citation metrics have been officially released in Scopus, the most comprehensive bibliographic database of scientific literature. Anthropocene Coasts (EISSN 2561-4150) has a CiteScore 2022 of 4.9 and is ranked in the Top 23% of international journals in "Environmental Science - Nature and Landscape Conservation". According to the CiteScore™ rank 2022, Anthropocene Coasts has entered the Q1 zone of journals.


Every bit of progress of the journal can't be achieved without the support of our research scientists! We would like to congratulate and thank our Editors-in-Chief, Associate Editors, Authors, Reviewers and Readers of Anthropocene Coasts for their outstanding contributions! Anthropocene Coasts will continue to collaborate with all of you to foster world-class journals and promote international research collaboration! 

ACECoR 10th Anniversary Conference:3rd Biennial Blue Economy Conference to Be Held in Accra, Ghana

The 3rd Biennial Conference on Fisheries and Coastal Environment (#CFCE), also known as the #BlueEconomyConference, will be held from November 6th to 8th, 2023, in Accra, Ghana. Organized by the Centre for Coastal Management (ACECoR) - University of Cape Coast, this year's conference theme is "Inclusive Blue Economy in Africa: Towards Sustainable Transformation of the Marine Environment."

The conference aims to provide a platform for researchers, students, government organizations, and NGOs from across Africa and the diaspora, working on topics related to the Blue Economy, to present abstracts of their findings on various sub-themes.

In line with the 10th Anniversary of the Centre for Coastal Management - Africa Centre of Excellence in Coastal Resilience (CCM-ACECoR), University of Cape Coast (UCC), this conference will focus on the Blue Economy, fostering policy linkages and enabling researchers, journalists, and think tanks to contribute to the development of Ghana's Blue Economy. The event will include panel discussions, keynote presentations, and the presentation of abstracts.

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FEC Dialogue Interview Series

FEC Dialogue with Academy members

This interview series ‘FEC Dialogue with Academy Members’ celebrates careers and life accomplishments of FEC Academy Members. They have been generously passing on knowledge and experience to the next generation of young coastal scientists to empower them with not only professional development opportunities but also life advice on ways to succeed despite challenges and difficulties. By featuring these dedicated and remarkable scholars in coastal sciences, we want to inspire young scientists to enter science careers, and recognize role models of successful researchers.

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Future Earth Coasts celebrate these days by launching the interview series ‘FEC Dialogue with Female Scientists’. We invited female scientists at different career stages around the globe to share their stories and reflect on challenges and opportunities they encountered in their career paths. Stories from the interviewees are a snapshot of the current situation. We learnt not only their passion and dedication to coastal research, but also realized existing barriers in promoting gender equity and the necessary to make women’s voices heard in the world.

Their scientific work paved the way for young girls who want to engage in STEM to build a fairer and more equal future. We want to inspire young women to bravely pursue their professional career paths.

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Dr. Sebastian Ferse

Senior Scientist at Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research, former FEC Executive Director in Bremen, Germany

Q: What is the career achievement of which you are most proud of? Then how has it contributed to your field of coastal sciences?

A: Many scientific careers are built of small, incremental steps so I didn’t have this one breakthrough moment or anything. But one particular thing that I’m particularly proud of because it’s sort of marked a step change in my career was when I established my first working group and that was based on a third-party funding that I was able to apply for. And that was successful in that application. And it brought together researchers, PhD students, other students from different disciplines. So, it was an interdisciplinary working group. And that is something that I am proud of.

And I think it’s increasingly important in not only coastal science, but particularly in coastal science because it’s an area where so many different things converge. Coasts are zones of conversion between land and sea, but also between humans and nature. 

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FEC Academician's Pick

Prof. Dr. Alice Newton:

"Scientists now know a great deal about eutrophication, its causes and its consequences. They have studied loads, pressures, deposition, algal blooms, hypoxia using a battery of scientific techniques from microscopy to satellites. They have written hundreds of papers in scientific journals, attended conferences, developed prediction models, monitored and assessed hundreds of watersheds all over the world, and still the issue of eutrophication is not solved. 

As scientists, we were told that we are poor communicators, that we do not explain clearly what the problem is, that our articles are too compicated and full of jargon. So, we learned about science communication to reach out to environmental managers, decision-makers and policy makers. How difficult is it to communicate "too much fertiliser, or effluent" or N or P or sewage or organic waste, depending on the system? I think we have done that effectively and globally now, just as we have communicated about Green House Gases. 

In France, this summer there is controversy about a new film (July 2023) entitled "Les algues vertes" or Green tide. This is about the consequences of eutrophication in Brittany where people and animals have died of H2S poisoning from decomposing algae. The problem has been studied, explained, communicated, but still it is not solved, because it involves difficult decisions. Eutrophication is no longer a scientific problem, it is a social one. We can solve the problem of eutrophication, but not in our research vessels, our laboratories and in our conferences and scientific articles. The Boesch 2019 explains why."

Barriers and Bridges in Abating Coastal Eutrophication

Donald F. Boesch

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge, MD, United States


Over the past 30 years concerted campaigns have been undertaken to reverse nutrient-driven eutrophication in coastal waters in Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia. Typically, eutrophication abatement has proven a more recalcitrant challenge than anticipated, with ecosystem improvements only recently beginning to emerge or falling short of goals. Reduction in nutrient loads has come mainly from advanced treatment of wastewaters and has lagged targets set for diffuse agricultural sources. Synthesis of the major campaigns—varying in terms of physical settings, ecosystem characteristics, nutrient sources, socio-economic drivers, and governance—identified barriers inhibiting eutrophication abatement and potential bridges to overcome them. Actionable science can be advanced by: application of the well-established and emerging knowledge and experience around the globe, client-responsive strategic research, and timely and conclusive adjudication of scientific controversies. More accountable governance requires: enduring engagement of high-level officials of the responsible governments; effective communication of the causes, risks and benefits to the public and stakeholders; quantitative and accountable allocation of responsibility for nutrient load reductions; and binding requirements, as opposed to simply voluntary actions. Effective reduction in nutrient loads requires: reduction strategies for both nitrogen and phosphorus; inclusion of actions that reduce atmospheric emissions of nitrogen in addition to direct inputs to waterways; efficacious regulations; public subsidies based on performance; limitations on biofuel production that increases nutrient loads; and enhancing the sinks and losses for legacy nutrients retained in soils and groundwater. 

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Coastal Radar

Updates from FEC Affiliated Projects

Novara One Planet

While in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, Veronica and Nigel connected with local communities and governing authorities to learn about the challenges and opportunities they face in tackling climate change. Bruce shared some lessons learned in working with communities to reduce risk and adapt to a changing climate. Here is a blog excerpt from one set of conversations with folk in Stornaway.

The above is an image of where the Novara’s voyage is now.

Track Novara’s voyage here.

What struck me about our initial conversations with people at Stornoway, (Outer Hebrides, Scotland) was the goodwill between people tackling the climate crisis. Several people are collaborating to make their community, and that of the whole Outer Hebrides, climate safe. And Brian Whittington from Climate Hebrides has a central role in bringing together the groups, agencies and governance people who’re doing their bit on climate change. He’s the ultimate connector of people and negotiator of next steps.

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Updates from FEC Suported Networks

Commission on Coastal Systems (CCS)

The Commission on Coastal Systems (CCS) is the coastal arm of the International Geographical Union (IGU). The commission encourages the study of coastal systems worldwide, and supports activities leading to the exchange of information regarding coastal systems among our members and throughout the IGU at large. The focus of attention is on interactive systems, both human and physical, and the areas of inquiry include issues such as sea-level rise, land use changes, estuarine resources, coastal tourism and shoreline development, coastal recreation, and coastal zone management.

The latest CCS newsletter was recently published in July 2023. It features a range of exciting coastal topics including conferences, field trips, books and resources. The 89 CCS July Newsletter can be downloaded from the Commission´s website.

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Funding Opportunities

Marine Debris Foundation Open Call for Grants - US & 


The Marine Debris Foundation (MDF) is pleased to launch the first round of its Marine Debris Grants! The MDF seeks to address the problem of marine debris through diverse partnerships, initiatives, and creative solutions. It prioritizes grantmaking to eliminate marine debris and plastic pollution, and to augment the efforts and impact of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program. As such, any proposed project should fit into one or more of the following marine debris/plastic pollution focal areas:

  • Reduction
  • Prevention
  • Removal
  • Assessment

The MDF's Grantmaking Initiative is focused on strengthening, enhancing, and improving domestic and international efforts that address the adverse impacts of marine debris on the economy, environment, and/or maritime safety.

The Marine Debris Foundation awards grants in the United States of America and internationally. The MDF understands that many localities and communities are disproportionately impacted by the plastic crisis and, thus, projects in these areas will be given priority. In general, we will award funding to project submissions that deliver the biggest impact in and across the focal areas. Internationally, the MDF will emphasize funding in the Global South.

How to Apply:

If your organization is interested in applying, please review the Marine Debris Foundation Grantmaking Overview before applying. For this open call, grants will be given for up to $30,000 per award. 

The grant application is open between July 3, 2023 and August 31, 2023 11:59pm Pacific Time. Applicants will be notified if they will move forward to the next phase of the process no later than September 30, 2023.

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New FEC Publications

Elliott M. (2023). Marine Ecosystem Services and Integrated Management: "There's a crack, a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in"!. Marine pollution bulletin193, 115177. Advance online publication.

Bezerra, Moisés & Goyanna, Felipe & Lacerda, Luiz. (2023). Risk assessment of human Hg exposure through consumption of fishery products in Ceará state, northeastern Brazil. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 189. 114713. 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2023.114713. 

Celliers, Louis & Manez Costa, Maria & Rölfer, Lena & Aswani Canela, Shankar & Ferse, Sebastian. (2023). Social innovation that connects people to coasts in the Anthropocene. Cambridge Prisms: Coastal Futures. 1. 1-22. 10.1017/cft.2023.12. 

Pauli, Natasha & Clifton, Julian & Elrick-Barr, Carmen. (2023). Evaluating marine areas in Fiji. Nature Sustainability. 10.1038/s41893-023-01136-2. 

Gallo Velez, David & Restrepo, Juan & Newton, Alice. (2023). Assessment of the Magdalena River delta socio-ecological system through the Circles of Coastal Sustainability framework. Frontiers in Earth Science. 11. 10.3389/feart.2023.1058122. 

Chen, Y., Deng, B., Zhang, G., Zhang, W., & Gao, S. (2023). Response of Shallow Gas‐Charged Holocene Deposits in the Yangtze Delta to Meter‐Scale Erosion Induced by Diminished Sediment Supply: Increasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 128(1), e2022JF006631.

Day, J. W., Twilley, R. R., Freeman, A., Couvillion, B., Quirk, T., Jafari, N., ... & Meselhe, E. (2023). The Concept of Land Bridge Marshes in the Mississippi River Delta and Implications for Coastal Restoration. Nature-Based Solutions, 100061.

Lange, M., Cabana, D., Ebeling, A., Ebinghaus, R., Joerss, H., Rölfer, L., & Celliers, L. (2023). Climate-smart socially innovative tools and approaches for marine pollution science in support of sustainable development. Cambridge Prisms: Coastal Futures, 1, E23.

Pickering K, Pearce T, Manuel L, Doran B & Smith T, 2023, ‘Socio-ecological challenges and food security in the ‘salad bowl’ of Fiji, Sigatoka Valley’. Regional Environmental Change, 23, 61. 

Harvey N & Smith TF, 2023, ‘Key lessons from new perspectives on Australian coastal management’, Ocean & Coastal Management, Volume 239, 15 May 2023, 106581

Sengupta, D., Choi, Y. R., Tian, B., Brown, S., Meadows, M., Hackney, C. R., ... & Zhou, Y. (2023). Mapping 21st century global coastal land reclamation. Earth's Future, 11(2), e2022EF002927.

Elrick-Barr CE, Clifton J, Cuttler M, Perry C & Rogers AA (2023). Understanding coastal social values through citizen science: The example of Coastsnap in Western Australia. Ocean & Coastal Management, 238, 106563. 

Lange, M., Cabana, D., Ebeling, A., Ebinghaus, R., Joerss, H., Rölfer, L., & Celliers, L. (2023). Climate-smart socially innovative tools and approaches for marine pollution science in support of sustainable development. Cambridge Prisms: Coastal Futures, 1-20.

Alice Newton, Michele Mistri, Angel Pérez-Ruzafa and Sofia Reizopoulou. (2023). Editorial: Ecosystem services, biodiversity, and water quality in transitional ecosystems, Front. Ecol. Evol., Volume 11.

Huddleston, P., Smith, T. F., White, I., & Elrick-Barr, C. (2023). What influences the adaptive capacity of coastal critical infrastructure providers?. Urban Climate, 48, 101416.

Elegbede, I., Lawal-Are, A., Favour, O., Jolaosho, T., & Goussanou, A. (2023). Chemical compositions of bivalves shells: Anadara senilis, Crassostrea gasar, and Mytilus edulis and their potential for a sustainable circular economy. SN Applied Sciences, 5(1), 44.

Wolff M, Ferse SCA, Govan H (eds) (2023) Challenges in Tropical Coastal Zone Management - Experiences and Lessons Learned. Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland. 

Datta, Satabdi, Roy Joyashree (2022) Exploring Adaptive Capacity: Observations from the vulnerable human coastal environmental system of the Bay of Bengal in India. Frontiers in Climate. Vol 4.

Smith, T., Elrick-Barr, C., Thomsen, D., Celliers, L., & Le Tissier, M. (2023). Impacts of tourism on coastal areas. Cambridge Prisms: Coastal Futures, 1, E5.

Laubenstein T, Smith TF, Hobday AJ, Pecl GT, Evans K, Fulton EA & O’Donnell T, 2023, ‘Threats to Australia's oceans and coasts: a systematic review’, Ocean & Coastal Management, 231 (published online 29 Oct 2022)

Li, Y., Robinson, S.V.J., Nguyen, L.H., Liu, J., 2023. Satellite prediction of coastal hypoxia in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Remote Sensing of Environment 284, 113346. 

Pereira, C.I.; Botero, C.M.; Ricaurte-Villota, C.; Coca, O.; Morales, D.; Cuker, B.; Milanes, C.B. Grounding the SHIELD Model for Tropical Coastal Environments. Sustainability 2022, 14, 12317.

Mabon L and Kawabe M (2022) 'Bring Voices from the Coast into the Fukushima Treated Water Debate' PNAS 119 (45) e2205431119.

Rölfer, L., Abson, D. J., Costa, M. M., Rosendo, S., Smith, T. F., & Celliers, L. (2022). Leveraging governance performance to enhance climate resilience. Earth's Future, 10. 

AM Foley, S Moncada, M Mycoo, P Nunn, V Tandrayen‐Ragoobur, ...Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 13 (3), e769

Peng, Y., Sengupta, D., Duan, Y., Chen, C., & Tian, B. (2022). Accurate mapping of Chinese coastal aquaculture ponds using biophysical parameters based on Sentinel-2 time series images. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 181, 113901.

Rölfer, L., Celliers, L., & Abson, D. J. (2022). Resilience and coastal governance: knowledge and navigation between stability and transformation. Ecology and Society, 27(2), 40.

Brendel, A.S., Ferrelli, F., Piccolo, M.C., Perillo, G.M.E., 2022. Procesamiento de datos satelitales ópticos y de radar para la detección de cambios morfométricos: el caso de la desembocadura del río Sauce Grande (Argentina). Caminhos de Geografia 23:85-94. DOI 10.14393/RCG238658189. ISSN 1678-6343.

Castiglioni, E., Gaucher, C., Perillo, G.M.E., Sial, A.N., 2022. Marine deposits of the Chuy Formation (Late Pleistocene) and isostatic readjustments in the area of Laguna de Rocha (Uruguay). Agrociencias 26:e799. doi:10.31285/AGRO.26.799.

FERREIRA, Alexander Cesar; LACERDA, Luiz Drude de. Mangrove restoration in ne brazil: a unified contribution to adapting to global climate change. Arquivo de Ciências do Mar, Fortaleza, v. 55, p. 219-230, 2022. Especial Labomar 60 anos.

Ferreira, A. C., Borges, R., & de Lacerda, L. D. (2022). Can Sustainable Development Save Mangroves?. Sustainability, 14(3), 1263.

Rölfer, L., Elias Ilosvay, X. E., Ferse, S., Jung, J., Karcher, D. B., Kriegl, M., ... & Walker, E. Z. (2022). Disentangling Obstacles to Knowledge Co-Production for Early-Career Researchers in the Marine Sciences. Frontiers in Marine Science, 9.

de Lacerda, L. D., Ward, R. D., Borges, R., & Ferreira, A. C. (2022). Mangrove Trace Metal Biogeochemistry Response to Global Climate Change. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 47.

Raikes, J., Smith, T. F., Baldwin, C., & Henstra, D. (2022). Disaster risk reduction and climate policy implementation challenges in Canada and Australia. Climate Policy, 1-15.

Elrick-Barr, C. E., & Smith, T. F. (2022). Current Information Provision Rarely Helps Coastal Households Adapt to Climate Change. Sustainability, 14(5), 2904.

FEC Official Journal

Anthropocene Coasts

special column

Anthropocene Coasts, the official journal supported by Future Earth Coasts, is archived by 17 databases, such as Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), SCOPUS, Google Scholar, Catalogue of Chinese High-Quality Sci-Tech Journals (Geosciences), CLOCKSS, CNKI, Wanfang, CNPIEC, Dimensions, EBSCO Discovery Service, Naver, EBSCO Discovery Service, OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service, Portico, ProQuest-ExLibris Primo, ProQuest-ExLibris Summon, TD Net Discovery Service.

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Submission system:

FEC Official Journal

Call for Papers:

Special Issue: Coastal hazard risk in the Anthropocene



Bruce Glavovic, Massey University, New Zealand

Robert J. Nicholls, University of East Anglia, UK

For this Special Issue, Anthropocene Coasts invites manuscripts that focus on coastal hazard risk in the Anthropocene, including ecological, cultural, social, economic, and governance (including political, administrative, policy and legal) considerations.


  • Dec. 1st 2022: Open call for abstracts Opens
  • Jun. 30th 2023: Open call for abstracts closes; submit MS for 2x independent review
  • Dec. 30th 2023: Manuscript submission deadline

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Special Issue: Material transport and eco-environmental dynamics across the river-estuary-coast shelf continuum under changing climate and human activities


Aijun Wang, Third Institute of Oceanography, China

Bong Chui Wei, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

SM Sharifuzzaman, University of Chittagong, Chattogram, Bangladesh

Cherdvong Saengsupavanich, Kasetsart University, Chonburi, Thailan

For this Special Issue, Anthropocene Coasts invites manuscripts that focus on material transport across the river-estuary-coastal shelf continuum under changing climate and human activities from a range of disciplines (e.g., biology, ecology, geomorphology, hydrology, oceanography, sedimentology, coastal zone management, and multidisciplinary topic).


  • Nov.10th 2022: Decision to proceed / not proceed with SI
  • Dec. 1st 2022: Open call for abstracts Opens
  • Jun. 30th 2023: Open call for abstracts closes; submit MS for 2x independent review
  • Oct. 30th 2023: Manuscript submission deadline

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Online Resources

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